Education Officer


The Education Officer is responsible for implementing the non-formal Education programme under the supervision of the Education Coordinator and with support from the Education Programme Manager. The Education Officer will support implementing partners to ensure that programme implementation is timely and of a high technical quality, monitoring processes are in place, timely reporting occurs, the programme is continually assessed, and solutions quickly put in place should there be a change of context. The Education Officer is expected to dedicate 75% of work time in the field.


Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.


Reports to: Education Coordinator


Programme Implementation Support

- Ensure timely and quality implementation of the non-formal Education components by providing technical assistance and inputs as needed.

- Support the programme team of partner organization in implementing operational work plans and setting clear targets and activity plans per programme sites.

- Communicate clearly the targets, programme objectives and activity plans to stakeholders, Save the Children partners, focal points, parents, and children.

- Support community outreach, the delivery of awareness sessions to families, and set up community mechanisms to ensure their support to formal education.

- Work closely with the Education Coordinator to ensure proper budget expenditure and monitoring.

- Willing to be trained and participate in Training of Trainers programmes as per programme needs and to facilitate training sessions for field level stakeholders including parents, community members, and educators as needed.

- Facilitate, collect and report information regarding the overall situation of Syrian refugee and other vulnerable children and their families in the community, with specific attention paid to the programme targeted children and programme objectives.

- Work directly in the field with children, teachers, facilitators, communities, parents, partners staff, and other stakeholders of the programme locations.

- Provide information and advice beneficiaries on existing education activities and other social services, and refer them to partners when relevant.

- Communicate effectively with Save the Children and partner colleagues from different sectors.

- Provide ideas and suggestions based on the day-to-day interaction with communities and other stakeholders.

- Ensure a strict adherence to the principles of Child Protection at all times, including respect for confidentiality and a child centred approach and to act in the best interests of the child. 

Monitoring and Evaluation

- Lead the monitoring and evaluation process of the non-formal Education activities.

- Produce timely reports for internal use on the ongoing activities of the project highlighting challenges, best practices, and lessons learnt.

- Ensure that data is accurately collected and reported according to the provided guidelines.

- Regularly visit programme sites to ensure that parents and the community at large are appropriately supported and qualitative and quantitative programme objectives are achieved.


Human Resources / Team Management / Capacity Building

- Support the recruitment process of Save the Children and partner Education staff, educators, and volunteers (e.g. shortlisting and interviewing candidates, and drafting / revising interview questions).

- Contribute to the team capacity building plans and relevant trainings in collaboration with the Education Coordinator and Education Programme Manager while participating in coaching and mentoring the partners’ programme staff and volunteers.


Adherence to Save the Children policies and procedures

- Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

- Perform other duties as agreed with the line manager.


- Minimum of three years experience in education, preferably in an (I) NGO environment or educational setting. Prior teaching experience is an asset

- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education, Development / Humanitarian Studies, or Social Science

- Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office)

- Demonstrated ability to analyse qualitative and quantitative data and to develop data bases and data collection tools

- An understanding of formal and non-formal education and Education in Emergencies

- Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to plan strategically

- Proven track record in managing teams and timely and quality delivery of educational programmes

- Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

- Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English. Knowledge of French language is an asset

- Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work in an insecure volatile context

- Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  Save  the  Children’s  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches

- Familiarity with T5 and Akkar areas is an asset

Note that this post is based in Kouwaykhat (Akkar) with frequent daily field visits to programme sites all over the North (T5 and Akkar).

Date advertised: 27 Jul 2020

Closing date: 10 Aug 2020 - 23:59 EEST

Location: Akkar, Lebanon

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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